You and me, my friend.
We're the creators. The innovators.
We're the colorful ones pushing the envelope. Making stuff. Getting stuff done.
And often, that can mean we get lonely. Never more so than over the past year.
So I'd like to take this moment to let you know I see you. I honor your creativity, your struggles, your stash, your WIPs and your finished objects. I honor our connection, here in this little newsletter, in our store, in our Club or in Knit Stars - it's all so important to me.
As Maria Shriver wrote in this week's Sunday Paper newsletter, "No one does anything alone. Not a president, not a pope, not a CEO. So why should a mom or dad? Why should any of us? We should honor all the help we get."
I hope this Scoop gives you inspiration and hope. If you need a bit more...check out our free Facebook groups:
Knit the World Together and
Move the Needle Book Club.
And remember: We are so close to being closer. It will get better.
The all-seasons Everyway Shawl by Andrea Mowry can be worn in a myriad of ways. Drape it around your back and over your arms as a cozy stole, button up the top sides and pull it over your head as a poncho, button half of the side buttons and wrap it twice around your neck like a cowl letting the corners drape down like a triangle shawl.
Lovely Loops Trooper Karen made this substantial wrap in a super-fresh color combo with squishy-soft Merinolux Aran, hand-dyed by Chasing Rabbits.
This kit has been so popular, we made three new kits for the "Everyway Shawl."
Introducing the Sea, Corazon, and Tiger Lily kits!
Each kit contains 7 skeins of Chasing Rabbits Merinolux Aran. Pick your favorite and knit it up on Size 9 and 10 needles.
Find all four "Everyway Shawl" kits here.
Do you have one of those patterns that you keep coming back to? A simple, meditative project that you can knit again and again?
Shelley's "Amora" scarf is just that kind of knit.
Silk is the perfect fiber for this chic piece! Kim Dyes Yarn Florentine Silk is soft and strong, and catches the light in the special way that only silk can. Loops Trooper Carla knit her Amora with Size 4 and 13 needles and one skein of this delicious 100% Silk yarn...
Request the pattern and we will include it free with your order!
Find your Florentine Silk favorites here.
It's time to grab your ticket for Hot Loops!
Join us for our signature virtual event, 7pm Friday, April 16!
We'll reveal our 2021 Spring Hot Loops Wall, featuring indie dyed yarns, exclusive colorways...and the projects we'll be showcasing for these fabulous yarns will take your breath away.
Your $25 reservation gets you:
💙 First look at the new Spring Hot Loops Wall yarn and projects during our live Zoom party on Friday evening.
💙 A party favor in your shipped package
💙 $25 credit toward your purchases through Sunday, April 18th, midnight, Central.
Sign up here for a fabulous, VIRTUAL fiber experience. If you're a LoopsClub member, be sure to check the LoopsClub Together Facebook group for details on how to get your ticket for free!
One Pan Tandoori Chicken from AmbitiousKitchen is simple and savory with spiced yellow coconut rice. This global flavored recipe is perfect for meal prepping or serving at a weeknight dinner so you can get a row or two in before bed.
If ingredient list seems intimidating, don't worry - you probably have most of these items in the spice cabinet already!
For the marinade:
1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ tablespoon garam masala
3/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
Juice of 1 small lemon
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
¾ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
For the dish:
1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
1 (15 ounce) can lite coconut milk
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin
⅛ teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup uncooked basmati white rice
¾ cup frozen green peas
1. Add chicken, coriander, cumin, paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garam masala, greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and salt and pepper to a large bowl; mix with a spoon to combine and coat the chicken and then cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for anywhere from 1-8 hours to marinate the chicken.
2. Place a large deep 10 inch skillet over medium high heat. (If you do not have a skillet a large pot will also work very well!) Add in oil; once hot, add in chicken and season generously with freshly ground salt and pepper. Cook until browned 4-5 minutes, then flip and and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate.
3. In the same skillet, add in coconut milk, red pepper flakes, turmeric, cumin, coriander and salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, then fold in the uncooked rice and peas, making sure it is evenly distributed. Add browned chicken on top. Reduce heat to low, cover the skillet immediately and cook for 20-25 minutes.
After 20-25 minutes, most of the liquid should be absorbed and rice should be cooked. Serve immediately. Garnish with cilantro and serve with extra yogurt if you'd like.